Kevin compares getting back into Hell's Kitchen to riding a bike, and Team Runner-Up starts off strong with some perfect scallops to launch their appetizer service, so there's pressure on Robyn, on cold apps, to deliver good Caesar salads, but she doesn't put enough dressing on them and Ramsay sends them back. Not a perfect start but hardly an unconquerable setback, either. Christina's mad at the misstep, and it does seem to have been Ramsay into a bit of a grouchy mood too.
Fortunately, Team Runner-Up is making him happy. "I've never seen food this immaculate leave the Red kitchen," he says. Team Runner-Up can also hear Ramsay yelling at the Team Top Six, because Robyn has got Clemenza making a spaghetti and lobster that, crucially, HASN'T EVEN BEEN ORDERED. "Big man out of control," yells Ramsay. "How can both of you be doing something that's not on the fucking order!" He screams at them to focus.
An hour into dinner service, though, and both teams are steadily sending out apps. Ones that people actually ordered and everything! Then they make it to the entrees, with Barbie leading the charge. Team Runner-Up is also moving on, with Jay on fish, but he's peppered one of the bass he's sent out. Plus, he's sweating like Patrick Ewing, which is always attractive in a kitchen. Kevin jumps in to help out, and saves the fish.
Team Top Six's first entrée order is beautiful, says Ramsay, but then they hit a snag when Dana finds herself slammed by the fish orders. Ramsay yells at her to get Clemenza and Robyn to help her. She doesn't think either of them has the skills or finesse the rest of them do, fears that are borne out when Clemenza screws up the scallops and Ramsay tears Dana a new one over it.
So while Robyn gets a crack at the scallops, but Team Runner-Up has jelled and is churning out the orders like an assembly line, so I guess we've got to look elsewhere for drama? Russell is calling all the women "sweetheart," and someone joshingly gets on his case about it, but he explains that he's from the South and is therefore a gentleman, and if you don't like it, [bleep-bleep] [mimes shooting a gun]. Glad we got that "gentleman" question settled!
So with even that non-story storyline petering out, we go back to Team Top Six, where Robyn has seasoned the scallops beyond edibility. Robyn seems to think that because she was making the scallops for Dana, that it's Dana's fault, spinning some bullshit about how she just left them because Dana likes to finish them off or whatever. Obviously it's nonsense, but Robyn seems to believe her own nonsense. "That's my fault?" she asks, about the scallops she dried out and overcooked because she seasoned them too soon. Robyn gets a little too mouthy with Ramsay, to his great non-amusement, and he threatens to throw her across the kitchen. Then he roars at her for smirking, and she says there are too many people there and she's trying to help out. Ramsay couldn't agree more, and yells for Dana to come with him, and leads her out of the kitchen. We go to commercial, but come on, he'd just throw Dana out if he were going to, so nice try on the cliffhanger.